bipin rawat

General Rawat remembered the brave personnel who had sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation and paid his tributes at the 'Amar Jawan Jyoti'.

General Rawat, who is due to retire on December 31, has spoken for the first time against the massive nationwide protests against the Citizenship Act.

Indian forces escalated the scale of attacks and started targetting the terrorist camps situated inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) in retaliation to the support provided by Pakistan Army to push terrorists into Indian territory.

The reaction comes after the FATF yesterday expressed serious concerns over the lack of progress made by Pakistan to address its terror financing risks.

Rawat along with Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh was speaking at an event of Indigenous Defence Equipment Exporters Association.

Calling for joint research by Army officials and DRDO, he said: "In a joint project, the success and failures will become a joint responsibility and we will not start pointing fingers at each other."

The Army Chief also spoke about Islam saying, "I feel the interpretation of Islam by some elements who possibly want to create disruption is being fed to a large number of people. It is not that the religion is bad but the manner in which it is interpreted for whatever reasons, it is affecting people who listen and get carried away and swayed by such messages."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also visited these two shrines after the conclusion of Lok Sabha polls in May.

Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command and Lieutenant General YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding, Fire & Fury Corps were also present during the interaction, in which issues related to Northern Command were discussed.

At about 1300 hours Pakistan initiated ceasefire violations by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Poonch, officials said.Indian Army is retaliating befittingly.